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November 29, 2005

Glucosamine - Good For MS

Topics: Health Issues

Glucosamine, an over-the counter natural product that has been touted to help with joint and cartilage problems associated with arthritis, may also provide some relief to individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Because glucosamine functions not simply as an immunosuppressant, but also as a mild immunomodulator, administration of glucosamine provides a novel immunoregulatory approach for autoimmune disorders such as MS.

Hat tip - Dean's World

Posted by Richard at November 29, 2005 5:57 PM

Glucosamine, if it does induce the Th2 response is not good for those of us with the fatal immune-related disease IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) where it's too much Th2 response that is responsible for the fibrosis. As of yet, there is no known treatment for IPF, but some are on gamma interferon on an experimental basis to attempt to lessen the presumed offending Th2 response.

Posted by: strayze at November 29, 2005 10:22 PM

Glucosamine, if it does induce the Th2 response, is not good for those of us with the fatal immune-related disease IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) where it's too much Th2 response that is responsible for the fibrosis. As of yet, there is no known treatment for IPF, but some are on gamma interferon on an experimental basis to attempt to lessen the presumed offending Th2 response.

Posted by: strayze at November 29, 2005 10:23 PM



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